Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Presented by Jennifer Raines April 24, 2010
History and Significance <ul><li>Annual award created in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, long-t...
Information about Organization <ul><li>The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)  </li></ul><ul><li>American ...
Selection Committee <ul><li>Chair:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Barbara L. Brand (Shawnee Mission, KS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Me...
Terms <ul><li>Informational Book - Written and illustrated to present, organize and interpret documentable, factual materi...
Criteria for Selection <ul><li>Excellent, engaging, and distinctive use of language </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent, engaging,...
2010 Medal Winner Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream , written by Tanya Lee Stone, published by Candlewick Press
2010 Honor Winners The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors ,  writ...
Previous Winners <ul><li>2009  –  We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball  (Kadir Nelson) </li></ul><ul><li>20...
Resources <ul><li>http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal/index. cfm </li></ul><ul><li>R...
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  • Not every book relies equally on every element, only those relevant to the book Must be self-contained (not dependent on other media for enjoyment) Nor presented for didactic intent or for popularity.
  • Almost Astronauts - Tells the story of the women aviators and aspiring astronauts known as the “Mercury 13,” who in the early 1960’s repeatedly proved themselves capable but could not overcome prevailing prejudices.
  • The Day-Glo Brothers- brothers who had great imaginations and loved to experiment, they invented the bright colors that have saved lives and changed advertising. Moonshot – large format picture book that tells the story of the first lunar landing. Claudette Colvin –9 months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on that Montgomery bus, Claudette Corbin did the same but was shunned. A year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle , the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South
  • Robert f. sibert informational book award v2

    1. 1. Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Presented by Jennifer Raines April 24, 2010
    2. 2. History and Significance <ul><li>Annual award created in 2001 </li></ul><ul><li>Named in honor of Robert F. Sibert, long-time President of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc </li></ul><ul><li>Awarded by the Association for Library Service to Children </li></ul><ul><li>Author(s) and Illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year </li></ul><ul><li>10 Awards, 26 Honors since 2001 </li></ul>
    3. 3. Information about Organization <ul><li>The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) </li></ul><ul><li>American Library Association </li></ul><ul><li>World's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children.  </li></ul>
    4. 4. Selection Committee <ul><li>Chair: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Barbara L. Brand (Shawnee Mission, KS) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Members: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ty R. Burns (Pearland, TX) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ernie J. Cox (Durham, NC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carol A. Doll (Chesapeake, VA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Randall Enos (Middletown, NY) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kate A. Johnson (Woodinville, WA) </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Terms <ul><li>Informational Book - Written and illustrated to present, organize and interpret documentable, factual material for children. </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry and traditional literature are not eligible </li></ul><ul><li>Authors and Illustrators must be citizens or residents of the United States </li></ul><ul><li>Restricted to original work first published in the Unites States </li></ul>
    6. 6. Criteria for Selection <ul><li>Excellent, engaging, and distinctive use of language </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent, engaging, and distinctive visual presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate organization and documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Clear, accurate, and stimulating presentation of facts, concepts, and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate style of presentation for subject and for intended audience </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive features (index, table of contents, maps, timelines, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Respectful and of interest to children </li></ul>
    7. 7. 2010 Medal Winner Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream , written by Tanya Lee Stone, published by Candlewick Press
    8. 8. 2010 Honor Winners The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors , written by Chris Barton, published by Charlesbridge Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 , written by Brian Floca, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice , published by Phillip Hoose, published by Melanie Kroupa Books
    9. 9. Previous Winners <ul><li>2009 – We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball (Kadir Nelson) </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – The Wall: Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain (Peter Sis) 2007 – Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon (Catherine Thimmesh) </li></ul><ul><li>2006 – Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley (Sally M. Walker) </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights (Russell Freedman) </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – An American Plague: The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 (Jim Murphy) </li></ul><ul><li>2003 – The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler (James Cross Giblin) </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850 ( Susan Campbell Bartoletti) </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado (Marc Aronson) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Resources <ul><li>http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/sibertmedal/index. cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award Committee Manual (June 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>www.library.pitt.edu/libraries/is/enroom/awards/sibert.htm </li></ul>
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